An Outstanding Chapter Report… Adheres to the Basics
ACS REQUIRES STUDENT Affiliates chapters to submit a chapter report once every three
years. However, many chapters choose
to submit a report every year. Here’s why.
BY LORI BETSOCK
Writing Chapter Reports:
Gleaning Value from the Effort
Benefits and incentives
Report Writing Tips
Here are a few tips to help your chapter submit a well-written report that will
present the chapter in the best light. If you find your chapter is weak in a few
areas this year, don’t despair; visit www.acs.org/saprogram, where we’ve provided
tips to help your chapter improve.
Now is the time to begin preparing
your chapter report for the 2008-2009
academic year. The first step is to down-load the chapter report forms at www.
acs.org/saprogram, and review your
current account information. If you do
not have an account, set one up using
instructions provided on the website.
Hopefully, throughout the current
academic year, your chapter’s designated
committees or officers have maintained
attendance records, statistics, and key
facts about each event and have kept
records of all current members. If your
chapter has not delegated these responsibilities, be sure to appoint people to do
these tasks for the coming year. The last
step, and perhaps the most vital, is
to submit the chapter report form and
supporting documentation to ACS by
May 13, 2009.
If you have questions, contact the
ACS Undergraduate Programs Office
firstname.lastname@example.org or at 1-800-227-
5558 ext 4480. iC
LORI BETSOCK is an
associate editor of